Justice Web Advisory Board Inaugural Meeting
Chicago-Kent hosted the inaugural meeting of the Justice Web Collaboratory Advisory Board on April 1, 2000. The advisory board consists of a diverse group of judges from across the country. Amongst its ranks are Chief Judges from the Court of Appeals of two federal districts, Appeals Judges from two states, the Chief Judge of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court, and several state Superior and Circuit Court Judges. In addition, several guests joined the advisory board's discussions, including representatives from the American Judges Association, Judicial Division of the American Bar Association, Federal Judges Association, and the Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice.
Chairman, Associate Justice George Nicholson from the California Third District Courts of Appeal, opened discussions by challenging the participants to assist in changing the way judges think about technology and educate judges on the implications of technology on the bench and in chambers. This challenge resonated throughout the days discussions which can be broken down into several themes: (i) good governance; (ii) education; (iii) collaboration; (iv) public access to the courts; and, (v) information integration. All of the participants left the meeting encouraged by the possibilities for judicial education, collaboration, and excited about providing judicial leadership for the Office of Judicial Programs' National Integration Resource Center.
By the end of the day, it was clear to all that attended that the Advisory Board meeting brought together a team of judges that were willing to dream, work together, and help one another, their respective courts, and, indeed, all the judges and courts of the nation, to look higher and reach further, technologically, in coming years.
Regular general maintenance of the network is necessary to ensure greater performance, both in terms of speed and the prevention of any serious problems. To achieve these goals, the Center for Law and Computers will periodically take down the network to perform this maintenance. We've scheduled the maintenance on a monthly basis, for only 1.5 hours on days and at times to inconvenience the least amount of users.
Here are the dates that we will be taking the network down. On these days, the network will not be available between 5:30am and 7:00am.
The Chicago-Kent College of Law Distance Learning Team is hiring part-time student assistants to help develop web-based, distance learning legal education courses. We are looking for students with basic computer skills; familiarity with web design/development software: FrontPage or Dreamweaver; and an interest in learning to assist in the creation of C-K distance learning courses. In addition to earning money, you will have the opportunity to learn the latest in web technology.
To apply, please forward your resume to Audrey Gramstad at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 6-5321.